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Factsheets and leaflets

Are you looking for reliable information on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus? You’ll find just that in our free factsheets and leaflets.

Our leaflets give an overview of a subject while factsheets offer a bit more detail.

Read them all here, or order copies from our Information Line – let us know if you need large print, Braille or audio versions.

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Find out about the different benefits and services you may be entitled to if you are deaf.
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Find out about communication support for people with hearing loss, including sign language, notetakers and lipreading.
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Deaf awareness

Find out more about being deafblind, how to support people with hearing loss and the latest facts and figures.
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Ears and ear health

Our factsheets will help you to understand a range of hearing-related medical conditions and procedures. You can also find out how to look after your hearing and what to do when flying.
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There is equipment available to make life easier for people with all levels of hearing loss, ranging from smoke alarms to videophones.
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Hearing aids

Find out all about getting and looking after different types of hearing aid.
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Learn more about tinnitus and the drugs, therapies and self-help techniques that may help manage the symptoms.
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Your rights

Find out more about your rights under the Equality Act and the Human Rights Act if you are deaf.
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